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ICARDA Update

November 27, 2016

ICARDA’s crop improvement program is testing and disseminating high-yielding, heat-tolerant and disease-resistant cereals and legumes. The varieties have the potential to transform agricultural

November 27, 2016

FAO Assistant-Director General and Regional representative for the Near East and North Africa region Mr. Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, received at the organisation’s regional office in Cairo Mr. Aly

November 21, 2016

Investing in young agricultural scientists can help countries achieve higher productivity and food security for generations to come. Equipping them with relevant skills and knowledge now will

November 20, 2016

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the livelihoods of smallholders and food security are hung by a thin thread. The region has 87 percent of the land area as desert. On arable lands,

November 12, 2016

Climate change poses a significant threat to dryland agriculture – and millions of farmers are already challenged by rising temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.

November 11, 2016

Farmers in dryland countries are already hard-hit by climate change – with many forced to contend with increasingly erratic rainfall, more frequent drought, extreme temperatures, shifting climatic

November 10, 2016

In an effort to conserve scarce water resources and stabilize wheat production, the ‘Enhancing Food Security in Arab Countries’ initiative is promoting more efficient irrigation systems. The systems

November 09, 2016

Poor understanding of the dynamics of climate change often prevents the development of sound adaptation strategies. An ICARDA assessment in Central Asia is changing this - providing the information

November 09, 2016

A new high-yielding, pest-resistant variety of malt barley has the potential to revolutionize Ethiopia’s barley sector, helping to meet growing domestic demand, boost export earnings, and

November 09, 2016

 An improved surface irrigation technique is offering farmers a practical and more sustainable alternative to conventional irrigation systems which tend to be highly inefficient and waste already-

November 09, 2016

In the highlands of Ethiopia ICARDA efforts to reverse land degradation and strengthen community adaptation to climate change promise multiple benefits for rural communities. Lessons learned here

November 09, 2016

 Breeding resistant wheat varieties offers a practical defense against the effects of climate change – helping to maintain productivity and strengthen food security despite increasing water scarcity

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